Connectivity in Multifamily Housing: A Critical Amenity Under Scrutiny

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Connectivity at multifamily properties has become a cornerstone of modern living, ensuring residents can seamlessly stay connected with work, family, friends, and entertainment. But as housing providers know all too well, the need to be “always on” isn’t always easy to deliver.

Further complicating the landscape are a growing number of proposed regulations that could potentially limit housing providers’ connectivity options. Most recently, the Federal Communications Commission announced a proposed rulemaking that could ban or restrict bulk billing agreements or managed Wi-Fi solutions, key tools for ensuring seamless connectivity in multifamily housing. While seemingly well-intended, the effort is misinformed and could very well upend the proven success multifamily owners have had in removing barriers to access and adoption of broadband by renters across the country.

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